This library contains more than 130,000 books and periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain from the mid-1600s to present day, including manuscript collections, original artwork, and assorted ephemera such as board games, puzzles, and toys.
The Eloise Ramsey Collection of Literature for Young People was named for its creator, Eloise Ramsey. Ramsey was a Professor of English Education at Wayne State University, where she taught for 36 years. Ramsey believed that it was important for future teachers to take courses in children's literature. She provided over 400 rare or notable books to start this collection, which is now part of the Special Collections in the Wayne State University library system. Important books from this collection have been digitized for online access. The physical copies of these books, as well as others, can be found in WSU Special Collections.
Selected materials from the collections that provide a behind-the-scenes look at the process of creating a children's book—from manuscripts, sketches and preliminary art to book dummies, color separations, and final artwork.
This database chronicles by example the history of educational practice and reading, and the changing perceptions of gender, race and class and the role of religion in teaching. Both European and American books from the 18th to the 20th c. are represented in this collection.
The mission of the International Children's Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community - who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online free of charge.
Books for children from around the world.
From University of California Libraries (list), the University of Florida's "Literature for Children" Collection, the National Yiddish Book Center, the New York Public Library, International Children's Digital Library, and other libraries.
The Gordon W. Prange Collection contains nearly 8,000 children's book titles published in Japan between 1945 and 1949, including 1,608 picture book (ehon) titles, 2,069 comic book (manga) titles and 4,275 story book (yomimono) titles. All of the picture books and a majority of the comic books are available here. The remaining comic books, all of the story books and other resources for children have been scanned and are being added to this collection systematically.
Project Gutenberg offers over 57,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.
"Shaping the Values of Youth: Sunday School Books in Nineteenth Century America" was funded by a grant from the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition. The period of the grant was September 1999 to February 2001.
The works digitized for this electronic archive are held by the Special Collections Division of the Michigan State University Libraries and the Clark Historical Library at Central Michigan University.
An internationally recognized children's literature library and archive. A member of the University of Minnesota Libraries' Archives and Special Collections department (ASC), we hold books, manuscripts, illustrations, comic books, story papers, and other materials related to the creation of historical and modern children's literature, including archival materials and original artwork for 1700 authors and illustrators
The Cotsen Children's Library within the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University Library holds an international research collection of illustrated children's books, manuscripts, original artwork, prints, and educational toys from the 15th century to the present day.
One of North America's leading research centers in the field of children's literature. Although the Collection has many strengths, the main focus is on American and British children's literature, historical and contemporary. Founded in 1966 by Dr. Lena Y. de Grummond, the Collection holds the original manuscripts and illustrations of more than 1,300 authors and illustrators, as well as 180,000+ published books dating from 1530 to the present.